• Miapatrick replied to the topic Empire of Death

    @mudlark my impression was that it was Ruby’s mother who he couldn’t see – this mysterious hooded person in the video that was projected into the room.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Empire of Death

    @theconsultant I don’ love this episode, but I think the point with the god was, he couldn’t see her. He assumed she must be incredibly significant and important for that to be the case. And she was, but just to Ruby.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Empire of Death

    @juniperfish @thane16 – he looked in pain when Ruby left – but was he crying? I’m not sure there were tears.

    I think somebody has said here that this Doctor hasn’t shown the kind of awe inspiring anger that some of the last Doctors have, there is an outside chance that a Doctor might be too  well adjusted – or alternatively, we’re just not used…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Empire of Death

    @nanoroar I’m the same. Episodes three to seven were fantastic to me. I felt really engaged in the speculation. The resolution isn’t so satisfying. I do think there are possible threads. I don’t really understand why the snow – was it the Tardis engaging with Ruby? Mrs Flood remains intriguing. Rogue will hopefully be another River-Character.

    At…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Empire of Death

    @cookgroom My theory is Chameleon arced. At some point during the Christmas episode it was broken.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Empire of Death

    @ps1l0v3y0u. quit possibly we’ll see him actively looking out for his daughter/son, which he said he’s rather shied away from, but knew would exist at some point, because he knew Susan. RTD hasn’t told us/decided yet how much he knows. I think he thinks Jenny is dead. But this is one thing I really do like – the Time-whimey child, who’s own child…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Empire of Death

    Well, there’s the Russell.

    the total death and destruction so early on confirmed we were watching to see how he undoes it, no ifs. Which is fine and it wasn’t badly done but…

    Ruby is important because she was important to the Doctor. Which isn’t a bad shift back in emphasis rather than a second Clara.

    but what does this explain? Why was she mak…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    @thane16 – I mean, think about it. Pond, River, Flood – names on the Matriarchal line.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    <span class=”useratname”>@mudlark The more I think about I the more I like it, as much in terms of storytelling style as anything.

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    and we have two mysterious older women, two mysteriously abandoned babies.

    this has been such a playful series!

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    So excited for the next episode- Moffat level for me more than original RTD.

    final predictions in descending order of confidence:

     

    Ruby is whatever the Doctor is. Potentially his daughter.

     

    The heart issue won’t be 100% satisfactorily explained.

     

    The Doctor is linked to the pantheon. He comes from magic.

    there should be a few between t…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    @bunface that’s a good point about the Whovian chatroom feeling.  Who is this woman who keeps appearing? Could it be Susan? Let’s replay this video really slowly and look really closely. Is that an anagram? I found that really fun.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    @thane16 oh I think he can be. And thinking about it, when is Mel most use to him? When she’s telling him he’s amazing, or when she’s telling him to get over himself and get on with it? Companions, after all, keep the Doctor grounded.

     

    another thing that’s occurred to me. When he explains regeneration to Ruby he says sometimes their faces…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    @thane16 and I loved hat the mother whose raised Ruby wanted to tell her birth mother that she took her in, that her baby was cared for – not in a possessive way, but in a don’t be so sad, she was looked after and loved.

    I wonder why is that that when, briefly, Ruby had not been her daughter, she was just so cold, and blank, and uncaring. A…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    @thane16 doesn’t Ruby’s mother (the known one) say it’s the beast?

    This Doctor is very in touch with his emotions. Crying every episode, his horrified frustrated rage in Dot and Bubble. His instant flirty crush in Rouge. After all, if Fourteen is working through his stuff on earth, with his earth family. it’s probably going to lean into that. And…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    Puppy!

     

    @janetteb I was thinking of you during the first half. I think at least, it’s like when you get the wrong answer on The Chase and so does the Chaser, because the Doctor was really buying the Susan theory for a while there.

     

    And we have new Susan knowledge! The Doctor isn’t a dad (yet). And he’s scared to become one. What would that…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Rogue

    @janetteb I was thinking that she was thinking how taking her with her. This series does keep teasing companions not from contemporary London…

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Rogue

    So, having bought about it for a while.

    I feel the Doctor might have found the Mr Darcy to his Lizzy Bennet. (Only the Doctor knows damn well he’s handsome enough to tempt him). It was interesting seeing a little reversal of the Doctor-River encounters, I saw a little of River in the Doctor in this encounter. And to see a little of that dynamic…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Rogue

    <span class=”useratname”>@devilishrobby My hope is a new River. Bit amoral, but goes all in with the Doctor.

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    I did play with an idea of a stray regeneration of River for a second. Would have been fun, but probably not.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Rogue

    @craig And I’d love to wish that portion of the interweb a ‘very happy die mad about it’. 🙂

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Dot and Bubble

    @fozzyb o be fair, Blink is one of the most praised newer Doctor Who episodes, and it was even Doctor Lite-er :).

    I feel they made this episode work with it, the last episode worked too, but there is a weirdness in pacing in having two Doctor lite episodes in a row in quite a short run. But I think a lot of that is logistics and doing what they…[Read more]

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